The Liverpool Academy of Arts

Waste Into Art

For the second year in succession the Liverpool-based artist collective Red Dot (click on their logo on the left to go to their site) are staging an exhibition at the Liverpool Academy of Arts, but this time with a particular theme - recycling. All of the art work has been created from waste materials and/or found objects.

Red Dot have previously staged an exhibition with a similar theme, during December 2007, but at the much smaller venue at the International Gallery on Slater Street.

They also staged the first-ever Recycling Week, titled 'Recycle Into Art', in Liverpool last September. It comprised a series of workshops at the Liverpool Centre for Arts Development in which participants were shown how to create art from waste, as well as a workshop run by Urban Strawberry Lunch at St. Luke's Church ('The bombed out church'), who showed people how to create musical instruments from scrap materials.

Since Red Dot's 'Hearts And Minds' exhibition at the Academy last year they have enlisted a number of new members, have exhibited their work in this show.

Those taking part include Alison Bailey Smith , Leon Jakeman, Christine O'Reily Wilson, Colin Serjent, Jane Fairhurst, Richard Ashworth, Alice Lenkiewicz, Sarah Nicholson, Sue Sharples, Nicole Bartos, Carl Fletcher, Ken Bullock, Louise Waller, Arthur Roberts, Barbara Jones and Wendy Williams.

Concurrent with the exhibition Red Dot are staging four art-related recycling workshops at the FACT Centre. A selection of the art work made by the participants will then be added to the 'Waste Into Art' exhibition.

The Exhibition is open from the 17th March to the 3rd April between 12am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Below are images of some of the paintings, just click on the image to see them full size in our viewer:-

Untitled

Untitled

by

Richard Ashworth

Mixed Media

Height: 12 inches; Width: 12 inches;

N.F.S.

Rooted Thoughts cycle 1-7

Rooted Thoughts cycle 1-7, (2006)

by

Nicole Bartos

Small mixed media: wax, recycled paper, wood, glass, found objects, dried plants, etc., generally on canvas.

Height: 5 inches; Width: 7 inches;

N.F.S.

He

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by

Ken Bullock

Mixed Media

Height: 75 inches; Width: 36 inches;

150

Is TV Still Appealing?

Is TV Still Appealing?

by

Jane Fairhurst

Mixed Media

Height: 30 inches; Width: 16 inches;

N.F.S.

The Gappalioness Monkey Project (parts 1

The Gappalioness Monkey Project (parts 1, 2 & 3)

by

Carl Fletcher

Mixed Media

Height: 18 inches; Width: 24 inches;

18

Lean On Me

Lean On Me

by

Leon Jakeman

Mixed Media

Height: 52 inches; Width: 40 inches;

N.F.S.

Teeming 1-4

Teeming 1-4

by

Barbara Jones

Recycled P;ates

Height: 10.50 inches; Width: 10.50 inches;

75

Oriental Kisses

Oriental Kisses

by

Alice Lenkiewicz

Found and Discarded materials - Reinterpreted

Height: 30 inches; Width: 6 inches;

120

Oriental Kisses

Oriental Kisses

by

Alice Lenkiewicz

Found and Discarded materials - Reinterpreted

Height: 30 inches; Width: 6 inches;

120

Headgear (2)

Headgear (2)

by

Sarah Nicholson

Mixed Media

Height: 6 inches; Width: 6 inches;

N.F.S.

Monument To The International Coffee Growers

Monument To The International Coffee Growers

by

Arthur Roberts

Six Costa Coffee Stickers and Acrylic Paint

Height: 9 inches; Width: 1 inches;

800

Piece Trearty (2)

Piece Trearty (2)

by

Colin Serjent

Photography

Height: 17 inches; Width: 11 inches;

150

Patterns of Culture

Patterns of Culture

by

Sue Sharples

Mixed Media

Height: 100 inches; Width: 18 inches;

2220

A Collection of Jewelery and Accessories

A Collection of Jewelery and Accessories

by

Alison Bailey Smith

Recycled materials including Wire from Old Televisions

Height: 6 inches; Width: 8 inches;

N.F.S.

Magnetic

Magnetic

by

Wendy Williams

17 Plastic Carrier Bags

Height: 30 inches; Width: 22 inches;

30

Vogue/Icon/Relic = 19 Million?

Vogue/Icon/Relic = 19 Million?

by

Christine O'Reily Wilson

Various Recycled Items

Height: 70 inches; Width: 36 inches;

75